A two-part film, actually two concurrent stories, that reveals the dissolution of an 18-year marriage from two points of view.
The stories are set in Rome, where the wealthy Martin and Jane Reynolds (Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor) meet by chance after a two-year separation.
In the first of the two stories, Martin has returned to Rome on business, representing an African managerial firm. Martin remembers his marriage as a rather sado-masochistic union.
Part two examines the marriage from Jane's point of view, focusing more on the family life, on how the children have been scarred by the crumbling marriage.
Director:Waris Hussein Producer:Terence Baker, Gareth Wigan Production Company:World Film Services Audio/Visual:sound, color Keywords:Drama; Romance; Elizabeth Taylor; Richard Burton Contact Information:www.k-otic.com
August 5, 2009 Subject:
Like watching concrete set
Bought this for $1 at Target. Apart from the cool look at the dated clothing and the somewhat sophisticated settings, the film is a tedious recollection of an ill-advised marriage breaking down. He's a repressed jerk and she's a full-blown neurotic. And that's followed by a couple hours of bickering. Go rent "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf" instead.